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Internet Info on Matters of the Brain

New Web site provides details on neurological problems and treatments

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2003 (HealthDayNews) -- The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has launched a new public Web site for people seeking information about a variety of neurosurgical information.

"We have organized the information on this site using state-of-the-art navigational tools. This information can better prepare a patient for a neurosurgical consult, but it does not replace medical advice from a board-certified neurosurgeon," Dr. Robert Harbaugh, editor of the new Web site, says in a prepared statement.

The Neurosurgery Today Web site provides the public with credible neurosurgical information crafted by AANS neurosurgeons. Through the site, people can become better informed about disorders of the central nervous system and how they can be treated.

"Neurosurgeons report that more and more people are using the Internet as a primary tool for obtaining information about their condition, or that of a friend of family member," Thomas A. Marshall, AANS executive director, says in a prepared statement.

"This new site's design is more convenient for those who are researching disorders of the nervous system and potential neurosurgical treatments," Marshall says.

More information

Here's where you can find the Neurosurgery Today site.

SOURCE: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, news release, November 2003
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